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Kellie Mazur


Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

Museums have always been an all-ages affair, but lately institutions are upping programming geared towards adults. Whether you seek after-hour access, higher education or a boozy bash, there’s something for everyone. Buffalo Museum of Science Science After Hours are relaxed post-5 p.m. events that take place monthly at the museum or Tifft Nature Preserve. Offerings inclu…

Buffalo Magazine: Travel

The locale: A quick three-hour drive south of Buffalo, via only two major highways, will deliver you to the fellow blue-collar Rust Belt city of Pittsburgh. Lay of the land: Bridges and hillsides, two of this city’s charms, will welcome you. The City of Bridges has 446 total, which tracks for a region founded where three rivers meet. And there will no doubt be times on …

Buffalo Magazine: Home

The kitchen is the heart of the home: it’s where people gather. But its central hub status also makes it a natural landing spot for all sorts of stuff. Here are a few pro tips and tricks to help maximize your space from Jamie Shaner, a professional organizer with Home Solutions of WNY, Inc. Gather like with like In order to get an honest assessment of what you’re working…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Two local chefs gave us the scoop on their pantry-ingredient essentials—and how to store these ingredients and use them in new ways. Dishes by the dozen “If you have a dozen good eggs in your fridge, you have so many meals,” Kim DePerno, owner of Elm Street Bakery in East Aurora, told me. The secret is in the sauce, which is actually the yolk. Simply fry an egg and pa…

Buffalo Magazine: Travel

On the first warm and sunny day of spring, I drove 50 miles south of the city on Interstate 90 in search of some answers. It so happens that where I was headed, the Lily Dale Assembly in the Village of Cassadaga, specializes in that very thing. As the world’s largest center for spiritualism, a religion based in part on the belief that the dead can communicate with the l…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

After a record-breaking winter, it’s long past time to celebrate under the sun with attractions that have popped up across Western New York. Take a spin or stroll on the Shoreline Trail extension In October, a 1.5-mile multi-use trail spanning through the former Bethlehem Steel property opened in Lackawanna. The area was made available after rail line and security fencin…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

You may have spotted a few Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative works before realizing it—and that was by design. “We started with temporary pieces. There was ‘Buffalo Caverns,’ a drawing tape mural at Buffalo & Erie County Public Library’s Central Library. Then we followed with Matthew Hoffman’s ‘You Are Beautiful,’ which was a limited series of 44 billboards with t…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

“I bake as much as I can and even more if I don’t have a lot of homework.” This may not seem like a typical baking philosophy, but Sara Young isn’t your typical baker. She’s an eighth grader at Amherst Middle School who got the baking itch after trying out a cupcake recipe from scratch. “After I baked that batch of cupcakes, I did swirl piping for the frosting and I …

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

Wooden Polish eggs, or pisanki, are a staple for many preparing an Easter basket to be blessed on Holy Saturday. “Eggs are a representation of the original source of creation. They were decorated with symbols and colors to represent things like fertility, power and life. And pisanki actually comes from the Polish verb, which means to write,” said Daria Parker of Lewando…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

The Broadway Market was opened in 1888 by a group of citizens on a city-donated parcel at 999 Broadway Avenue. It served as a meeting place for immigrants who were looking to preserve their Eastern European heritage. Over 130 years later, people still flock to the Broadway Market (especially during the Easter season) for a taste of these old-world traditions. Here are t…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

Getting in better shape is an investment of both time and money. Fortunately, many of WNY’s most unique fitness studios are willing to offer free or deeply discounted classes for newcomers looking to try the workout before making a long-term commitment. Our rundown, here. Barre Centric Clarence, East Aurora and downtown Buffalo The skinny: First class is free …

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

Looking to escape the house without dropping a lot of coin? Check out this select list of deals on local vittles and activities. A flick for a fin The Dipson Theatres in the McKinley Mall offer a selection of movies that have already enjoyed their run at bigger cinemas. If you can wait a few weeks after the premiere, 2D movies are $3 and 3D movies are $4 on weekends—it’s…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

“It all started because I wanted to know how Keppel Street got its name, because that’s my last name,” said Angela Keppel, creator of the popular blog, Discovering Buffalo, One Street at a Time. Seven and a half years later, Keppel doesn’t yet have the answer. But she has uncovered the meaning of over 150 other streets in the City of Buffalo. “As an urban planner, I’…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

Throughout American history, there have been only four instances when someone has taken the Presidential Oath of Office outside of the nation’s capital; Buffalo is home to one of them. On September 14, 1901, Theodore Roosevelt took the Oath of Office in the library room of his friend Ansley Wilcox’s house on Delaware Avenue (the present-day Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Si…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

“I believe I was the first person in Western New York to own Trivial Pursuit,” said Mike Driscoll, owner of Founding Fathers Pub. If you’ve ever bellied up to his bar on Edward Street in Buffalo, you understand that bold claim isn’t farfetched. Driscoll leads a fairly famous Trivia Night the first Tuesday of every month, but he is also known to serve up a pop quiz to…